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A mixture of finest English type, mixed in old copper drums. The best tobaccos of the world, red Kentucky, Virginia, Turkish, Carolina Black and Syrian Latakia give this natural English mixture a mild to medium taste volume.

BrandPeter Heinrichs
Blend TypeEnglish
ContentsKentucky, Latakia, Oriental/Turkish, Virginia
Packaging100g Tin
ProductionCurrently available
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Mild to Medium, Medium
None Detected
Medium to Full
Room Note
Pleasant to Tolerable

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JimInks Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
JimInks (3025)
Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

The smoky, woody, earthy, mildly wine-like Syrian latakia is the star component, though this is no lat-bomb. The dry, smoky, woody, slightly buttery sweet and moderately sour Turkish tempers the lesser red Kentucky dark fruit sweetness a mite as a light supporting player. The Virginia has a grassy, hay-like citrus flavor in the background. I can't quite figure out what the Carolina black does besides temper potential rough edges, but it must be a minor addition. The strength and taste levels are medium. Has a mild nic-hit. Won't bite or get harsh. Burns cool and clean at a reasonable pace with a very consistent flavor from top to bottom. Leaves almost no moisture in the bowl as the tobacco easily burns to ash. Requires few relights. Has a nice after taste and stronger room note. Can be an all day smoke for the experienced English smoker.


7 people found this review helpful.

Gentleman Zombie Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
Gentleman Zombie (729)
Mild to Medium None Detected Medium Pleasant to Tolerable

A very refined English. The tobaccos are well fermented and married to the extent that I have trouble separating them. I can note a few things though. There's a really nice sweetness that's counter-balanced by a sour note which seems to be from the Orientals. There's a nice nose tingle here from a mild spiciness. The Latakia is, at first, subtle then comes along nicely in balance with the other components. Very smooth and smoky. Nice and complex flavors overall.

Mildly moist from the tin, but lights right up and burns readily. Mild to medium in body. Medium in flavor. This blend reminds me a little of the Germain English blends. Just a wonderful smoking experience. I'm betting that this will age very nicely. Will be stashing some. If you like your English smooth and refined you should give this one a try.

Pipe Used: MM General, MM Country Gentleman

Age When Smoked: fresh

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4 people found this review helpful.

OomPaul Guy Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
OomPaul Guy (7)
Mild to Medium None Detected Mild to Medium Pleasant

Smoking a bowl as I write this review. I bought this blend because I couldn't get my hands on any PH Dark Strong to try. Sometimes second choices turn out to be a really good thing! Great smell out of the tin. Nice cut, easy to pack and light. The Latakia is a predominant feature, very pleasant but not overwhelming....and I LOVE Latakia! The Orientals are pleasantly noticeable, giving a nice tingle to the tongue. No bite for me, but I suspect it can nip if one doesn't mind their Ps and Qs. Goes very nicely with a good strong cup of black coffee. If you make it a Mocha, you may have found nirvana! Glad I bought this and will definitely purchase more. Great smoke.

Pipe Used: Savinelli "Roma" 614 Oom Paul

Age When Smoked: New

Purchased From: Pipes and Cigars

3 people found this review helpful.

DrAcula Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DrAcula (62)
Medium None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant

Presentation: Unabashedly simple. Something about it draws me to it. And of course it comes in the "paint can" like tin.

Cut: Standard ribbon cut. Moisture is a touch above "just right" out of the tin.

Tin note: Leathery Raisins? I'm not too good with my nose but I think that's what I smell.

Tasting notes: Bowl starts off with the signature Red Virginia sweetness as the main note with the latakia and the periquey spice evenly balanced, battling for 2nd. As the bowl progresses, the Virginia note will subtly swap with the other two. Delicious and beautifully balanced blend.

Mechanics: A bit harder to light than your standard blend, make sure to light the edges for a nice full draw. This blend will require a faster cadence than normal.

Extra Remarks: With this style of tin, it does close (very securely too) but I find I have to use my pipe tool to pry open the tin. This is a minor annoyance. Overall a very good blend. 3 stars.

Pipe Used: Bent Apple Meer

Age When Smoked: Fresh from tin

2 people found this review helpful.

DenizBeck Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
DenizBeck (323)
Very Mild None Detected Medium to Full Pleasant to Tolerable

At first: This is the "John Aylesbury Finest British"-Blend. Both made by K&K, both the EXACT same description. I wonder if there are more exact copies of this, who else is K&K producing for?

Now the review: This is my first real "English"-Blend. I tried and loved Latakia blends (SG Choco Flake; Bill Baileys Best Blend) before, even (almost) pure Latakia Flakes (P.H: Lat. Flake). But this one only carries a rather subtle amount of Latakia (at least in the taste, the tin smell is dominated by latakia imo). You can clearly taste it - but it won't overwhelm you and the other components arent drowned by its unique taste. So I'd guess this ones also for Latakia-Beginners, too.

The excellent Latakia taste is enriched and accompanied by a light sweetness, a nice floral note and maybe a whiff of Kentucky taste to be noticed. All is (like said before) very well married and makes it hard to differentiate the components.

One thing to notice is, that this a a very mild blend and the strenght isnt somewhat close to something you'd expect from a English-Blend. Not too light imho, but pleasantly mild.

It burns very good and is easy to light. Nothing too complex, but surely nothing flat in terms of taste. A fine blend you can enjoy while being distracted doing sth. different, due to its simple - but characterful and rich taste.

|| Personal rating: 2,5-stars | Rated for what it is: 3-stars ||

2 people found this review helpful.

toddsmith7378 Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
toddsmith7378 (41)
Medium to Strong None Detected Medium to Full Tolerable

I picked up a couple of these large paint can 100g tins at a B&M. Special Curly and No. 39.

I quickly ordered a 2nd tin of the No. 39 where I could find it online to have a little stocked up due to the rarity of Syrian Latakia. My first experience with Latakia was with Syrian back with Frog Morton's Across the Pond.

The only other Syrian Latakia blend I found when I returned to pipe smoking was Vintage Syrian from Mac Baren. I definitely prefer 39 to the Mac Baren, hands down.

The Syrian Latakia tastes a little smoother and sweeter than the more common (now) Cyprian. It's not a huge difference, but since my first Latakia experience was with Syrian, I can taste it.

So, when you open the tin you are greeted with some top notch looking leaf. Plenty of dark latakia, but mixed with other colors. It's a pretty tobacco blend to be sure.

The main reason I prefer this to say Vintage Syrian is I'd say it's smoother. I was a little concerned with the fact it contained Kentucky, and I think that's why I don't smoke my Vintage Syrian by Mac Baren nearly enough. The bold strength of the Kentucky, I find easily interferes with my enjoyment of that blend. It doesn't do that in this blend.

I would say this is a robust English and perhaps does remind me somewhat of a Germain/Esoterica type of blend. I say that because the tobacco is really "pretty", but mostly because the blend comes together rich and smooth like so many of theirs. It really isn't easy to pick out the different tobaccos that make up the taste. There's a pretty consistent overall flavor that is nuanced by each one if that makes sense. So, I'm never tasting Kentucky that overwhelms or stands out as such. I'm not sure it is truly even in there as the can doesn't mention it. It is just so smooth for such a robust blend. That's what I love about it. Upon the first few puffs I definitely am able to discern that slightly different Syrian varietal and sense its presence throughout the bowl.

I'm not sure how anyone is keeping this stuff in stock, but there's still some out there online as of this writing.

Pipe Used: Briar, Meer

Similar Blends: Vintage Syrian, Across the Pond.

1 person found this review helpful.

King Weed Reviewed By DateRating StrengthFlavoringTasteRoom Note
King Weed (228)
Mild Mild Mild Tolerable

I have now smoked two Peter Heinrichs english blends and, although I didn't find them offensive or anything, I found them both to be somewhat strange. First came #169 - dark in color and tone it was of medium strength and somewhat flat in it's english qualities. Both it and blend #39 have a casing that we reviewers cannot quite identify; very light and sweet and probably a simple sugar-based solution. This casing is very fleeting and is gone before the first quarter of the bowl is finished.

So, that's the background to this review. Now, let's examine this tobacco: same difficulty prying the paintcan lid off as in #169, same sweet casing fragrance, same brown and black appearance, but this time a more narrow and normal ribbon cut. Let's load-up and smoke. Not bad, the blend is somewhat sweet but definitely an english - rather nice. Hmm, it smokes and tastes like another english blend I have tried recently - Hearth & Home's Ambassador's Blend, only not as strong.

This lack of comparative strength becomes important in what follows. Like with any new blend, I relaxed and waited to see what happens next. This is what happened next - nothing. My first bowl was in a Northern Briars medium sea urchin that I bought two years ago from The Pipe Tart at the 2011 St. Louis show. Although this pipe has a narrow but deep chamber that always makes it a good blend-testing tool, by the one-third point of the smoke nothing came through the stem that I could taste or smell! This blend just became weak early-on and proceeded to get weaker and weaker. By the half-way point of the bowl I couldn't detect anything - I couldn't even tell if I was smoking a pipe, other than seeing my exhaled smoke! I've rarely had this happen in my pipe smoking experience. The only other occurance that comes to mind was a roll-up pouch of Schipper's Tabac that I smoked as a graduate student - bland and tasteless and best enjoyed rolled as a cigarette with a glass of beer. Next I mixed #39 half and half with H&H Ambassador's blend, since they seemed similar in aroma, thinking the stronger H&H tobacco would kick things up. This mixture was stronger than the #39 by itself and pleasant but, by the one third point of the bowl, it began to fade in taste and settled down to a tepid english smoke - very strange.

Somewhat recommended - two stars.

1 person found this review helpful.